tribunal standing


The Hazards of Rebottling Old Wine: Dane Developments Ltd. v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2015 BCSC 1663

We all know the famous observations of legal historians about the influence of procedure on the development of the the common law. Maine’s remark about substantive law being “gradually secreted in the interstices of procedure” and Maitland’s quip about the buried forms of action that “still rule us from their graves” remind us that procedural […] Read more


A Principled Stand on Tribunal Participation in Judicial Review: Ontario (Energy Board) v. Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44

The Supreme Court of Canada released a very important decision on tribunal standing today: Ontario (Energy Board) v. Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44, a utilities regulation case concerning the Board’s decision to disallow salary costs even though a substantial portion was fixed in place by a binding collective agreement. The Court upheld the […] Read more


Getting it Right First Time: Administrative Decision-Makers’ Participation in Judicial Review Proceedings

The extent to which administrative decision-makers should be allowed to participate in judicial review challenges to their decisions is a difficult question. On the one hand, limited participation deprives a reviewing court of important perspectives that an administrative decision-maker might be able to bring to the discussion. On the other hand, aggressive participation might — […] Read more

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The Lori Douglas Inquiry

The Lori Douglas affair took a spectacular new turn yesterday, when the entire Inquiry Committee resigned. The Committee, established under the Judges Act, was inquiring into allegations against a Manitoba judge. The Committee published reasons for its decision. Notably, the Committee felt its function was being frustrated by the resort of various parties to the […] Read more